Western Kentucky University

Graduate

Graduate Classes

 

ANTH 432/432G FIELD COURSE IN ARCHAEOLOGY (one to nine credit hours each)
Prerequisite: ANTH 130 or consent of instructor.
Includes archaeological survey, site mapping, artifact recovery, recording, and cataloging. Work is usually conducted on prehistoric Indian sites. The number of credit hours will be determined in consultation with instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of nine hours of credit.

ANTH 434/434G GRAVEYARD ARCHAEOLOGY (three credit hours)
Application of archaeological methods in the documentation of historic graveyards, emphasizing legal mandates, formation processes, subsurface prospecting, remote sensing, mapping, and headstone recording. Students must arrange own travel to field site(s).

ANTH 448/448G VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY (three credit hours)
Prerequisite: Junior level or higher.
This course examines photography and film as tools and products of cross-cultural re-search with special emphasis on cultural and political biases presented through visual means.

ANTH 449/449G ETHNOGRAPHIC VIDEO PRODUCTION (three credit hours)
Prerequisite: ANTH 448 or permission of instructor.
Training in video production skills as research methodology in anthropology. Practical exercises and collaborative student projects. Students will produce their own short ethnographic videos. Explores practices of representing cultures through media. This course will include a lab fee and students will be expected to purchase their own mini DV tapes for the course.

ANTH/FLK 470/470G MUSEUM PROCEDURES AND PRESERVATION TECHNIQUES (three credit hours)
Essential aspects of museums and of preservation, i.e., collecting, preserving, researching, exhibiting, and interpreting material culture.

ANTH 493/493G ARCHAEOLOGY STEWARDSHIP (three credit hours)
Prerequisite: Course pass, ANTH 130, and at least six additional hours in anthropology.
Field monitoring, assessment, and documentation of the integrity of local archaeological sites threatened by cultural and natural formation processes. Students must arrange own travel to field sites.

ANTH 495/495G DIRECTED STUDY (one to four credit hours each)
Prerequisite: Junior standing and consent of department head. Course pass required.
Available to superior students who wish to conduct individual, intensive reading and research in a specific area of anthropology in close cooperation with supervising faculty. Submission of such projects to student sections of regional professional meetings is encouraged. Number of credit hours will be determined in consultation with instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 hours of credit.

 Last Modified 2/23/14